Your Christmas tree has to come down eventually, and when it does, it can serve a new purpose in helping the environment.
Drop off locations are available around Northeast Ohio.
In Cleveland, tree pickup begins Monday, Dec. 30 and runs through January.
Trees should be placed on the tree lawn with the regular trash.
The trees will be turned into mulch that will be available to residents free of charge in the spring.
Fifteen recycling drop off locations will be available throughout parks in Lake County.
The trees will be chipped and then used as mulch at area Lake Metroparks.
Tree bins will be available at the Lake County locations until Jan. 16 (see below for list).
Stow is also offering a tree drop-off location at Stow Community Gardens, located at 5070 Stow Road.
This site will accept trees until Feb. 8.
The mulch from the trees will be free to Stow residents at a later date.
Wrapping paper, cardboard and cards may be recycled in the green bins at Stow Community Gardens or at Davey Tree, located at 4576 Allen Road.
Donations help support a program to plant new trees in Stow.
Decorations and stands should be removed from all trees.
Lake County Tree Recycling Locations
- Chagrin River Park (Reeves Road entrance)
3100 Reeves Road; Willoughby, OH 44094
- Chapin Forest Reservation (East entrance, Rt. 306)
9938 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306); Kirtland, Ohio 44094
- Concord Woods Nature Park
11211 Spear Road; Concord Twp., Ohio 44077
- Erie Shores Golf Course
7298 Lake Road East; Madison, OH 44057
- Girdled Road Reservation (South entrance)
12926 Radcliffe Road; Concord Twp, OH 44077
- Grand River Landing
1181 N. St. Clair St.; Fairport Harbor, OH
- Gully Brook Park
2100 River Road; Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
- Helen Hazen Wyman Park
6101 Painesville Warren Road; Concord Twp., OH 44077
- Hidden Valley Park
4872 Klasen Road; Madison Twp, OH 44057
- Lakeshore Reservation
4799 Lockwood Road; North Perry Village, OH 44081
- Lake Erie Bluffs (Lane Road entrance)
3301 Lane Road; Perry Township, OH 44081
- Parsons Gardens
37840 Erie Road; Willoughby, OH 44094
- Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road; Kirtland, OH 44094
- Pete's Pond Preserve
2255 Rockefeller Road; Wickliffe, OH 44092
- Veterans Park
5730 Hopkins Road; Mentor OH 44060
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